Tuesday, January 24, 2012

what's afoot

The stars out of place
(It's a scary story, that one)

Some of you have asked what I have been up to. Not a whole lot fiberwise.

I'm still working sporadically on the Grand RĂªver (below) which is coming along nicely, if predictably. The majority of my creative time and energy has been going into writing. It's been a long time since I was swept away by the creative process and it's a compelling feeling. I've been warned by a mentor not to “write myself out” but it's the last thing I dwell on at night and the first thing I'm thinking about in the morning.

The time I used to spend in the fiber studio has been completed taken over by this tale spinning. When I look back on some of my favorite fiber pieces the titles remind me that they were often place holders for untold stories and now I'm finally telling some of them. The only problem I'm having is that I am used to sharing works of visual art in progress. It would be a bad idea to start flinging rough first drafts at friends and family – I would surely be locked up.

I'll still be fiddling with fiber from time to time and will show and tell about that here especially since the new dye season will be on us before you know it and piles of white fabric sitting around just waiting to be reborn in color get my attention just like a blank page of paper.


5 comments:

Snail Cloth said...

I often find that my writing/drawing and my fiber art are on two different planes. They feed one another but they eat one at a time.

tiedyejudy said...

I can relate to Snail Cloth's comment... I started 2 books last year, and put them aside during my busy craft show season... been trying to get back and finish one, but 10 other things have cropped up to take my time! Hard to balance sometime. I do know I will miss your art posts here, but will keep checking in, just to see what you're up to! Have fun...

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

stars out of place........eeeeee, love this image....where IS it?

jude said...

love the top piece. how it floats

neki desu said...

top piece is awesome so organic albeit the nrectangles!